Croatia’s newly-elected conservative president, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, named on June 3, members of her Council for Economic Affairs, including Davor Huić, the executive director of Croatian Taxpayers Association Lipa. This is the first time ever that Croatian taxpayers are represented in an official government body. Other members nominated into the Council include heads of institutions such as The Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the local Employers’ Association, and the deans of four major public Economic Faculties. Although in the Croatian parliamentary system the responsibility of running economic affairs lies solely with the government, the dire economic situation in the country was one of the main topics in the last year’s presidential campaign, and then-candidate Grabar-Kitarović had promised to make economy one of the priorities of her five-year mandate.
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